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overlook

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of overlook

  1. a high place or structure from which a wide view is possible just down the road there's a great overlook where you can get a panoramic view of the valley below Synonyms of overlook observatory, outlook, lookoutWords Related to overlook aerie, crow's nest, tower, watchtower; promontory


overlook

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of overlook

  1. 1 to look down on the fortress overlooks the city Synonyms of overlook command, dominate Words Related to overlook face, front

  2. 2 to fail to give proper attention to you've overlooked your chores again this week Synonyms of overlook bypass, disregard, forget, ignore, neglect, overpass, pass over, slight, slur (over)Words Related to overlook fail; miss, omit; brush (aside or off), reject, shrug off, slough (off) also sluff (off); disdain, pooh-pooh (also pooh), scorn; scant, skimpNear Antonyms of overlook appreciate, cherish, prize, treasure, value; cultivate, foster, nurse, nurture; pamper; remember; listen (to), watch; follow, mark, note, notice, observe, remarkAntonyms of overlook attend (to), heed, mind, regard, tend (to)

  3. 3 to be in charge of you'll be asked to overlook larger projects in the future Synonyms of overlook captain, handle, head, boss, oversee, quarterback, superintend, superviseWords Related to overlook administer, command, control, direct, guide, manage, order, run, shepherd, show, steer; monitor, preside (over); govern, reign, rule

  4. 4 to cast a spell on the superstitious grandmother actually believed that the baby had been overlooked by a gypsy woman Synonyms of overlook charm, enchant, ensorcell (or ensorcel), hex, bewitch, spell, strikeWords Related to overlook curse, jinx, possess, voodoo; attract, beguile, captivate, fascinate, mesmerize, spellbind; entice, lure, seduce, temptNear Antonyms of overlook bless

  5. 5 to look over closely (as for judging quality or condition) quickly overlooked the table of used books to see if there was anything of value Synonyms of overlook audit, check (out), con, examine, inspect, oversee, review, scan, scrutinize, survey, viewWords Related to overlook notice, observe, watch; comb, peruse, pore (over); analyze, dissect, parse; delve (into), explore, investigate, plumb, probe, research, study; categorize, classify; pick over; reinspect, rereview, resurveyNear Antonyms of overlook skim; glance (at or over); miss, inspect

  6. 6 to dismiss as of little importance definitely not the kind of spouse to overlook even a single instance of marital infidelity Synonyms of overlook blink (at), brush (aside or off), condone, discount, disregard, forgive, gloss (over), gloze (over), ignore, excuse, overpass, paper over, pardon, pass over, remit, shrug off, whitewash, wink (at)Words Related to overlook explain, justify, rationalize; absolve, acquit, clear, exculpate, exonerate, vindicate; waive, wave (aside or off)Near Antonyms of overlook heed, mark, mind, note, object (to)

  7. 7 to look after and make decisions about the engineer hired to overlook the construction of the canal Synonyms of overlook administer, administrate, carry on, control, direct, govern, guide, handle, keep, manage, operate, conduct, oversee, preside (over), regulate, run, steward, superintend, supervise, tendWords Related to overlook care (for), mind, watch; lead, pilot, steer; guard, protect, safeguard; micromanage, stage-manage; codirect, comanage

Synonym Discussion of overlook

neglect, disregard, ignore, overlook, slight, forget mean to pass over without giving due attention. neglect implies giving insufficient attention to something that merits one's attention.
    • habitually neglected his studies
disregard suggests voluntary inattention.
    • disregarded the wishes of his family
ignore implies a failure to regard something obvious.
    • ignored the snide remark
overlook suggests disregarding or ignoring through haste or lack of care.
    • in my rush I overlooked a key example
slight implies contemptuous or disdainful disregarding or omitting.
    • slighted several major authors in her survey
forget may suggest either a willful ignoring or a failure to impress something on one's mind.
    • forget what others say


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